A Python interpreter for iPhone and iPad that could natively integrate with iOS system features, Pythonista opened up a new world to me, demonstrating how I could automate tedious tasks on iOS devices via scripting. Since then, other apps have come along and shown how iOS tasks can be automated with visual interfaces and pre-packaged actions above all, Workflow and Launch Center Probut Pythonista is, in many ways, the crown jewel of iOS automation and scripting for advanced users.
As it stands today, Pythonista is, by far, the richest and most powerful scripting app to integrate with native iOS features. A free update for existing customers, Pythonista 2.
Behind the scenes, Pythonista 2. After more than a year without updates on the App Store, the biggest upgrade in Pythonista 2. Pythonista 2. From an editing standpoint, the most notable change is support for tabs to quickly switch between multiple scripts.
Just as the console can be divided into multiple tabs for documentation and the web browser, the code editor can now host different scripts so you can move between them while working on a larger project.
Opening new editor tabs in Pythonista 2. In my case, this has been useful to compare different versions of the same script and console output, as well as to work on scripts that imported functions from other scripts stored in sub-folders. Themes have been refined and extended with more choice and they look better now.
Perhaps my favorite touch, though, is support for color previews through a new popup panel. With version 1.
With version 2. The new Pythonista extension. In the top left, an Edit button will enable you to add shortcuts for existing scripts, which can have a custom icon with a glyph and color of your choice. If you want, you can also run scripts with custom arguments. A few readers have asked me to share my image optimization and upload setup after I struggled for weeks to find an ideal solution.
Here are the scripts I use to upload an existing image from Photos to Kraken with lossless settings, and then convert to lossy and mirror to Rackspace Cloud Files:. As far as the extension is concerned, the key part is lines in the first script. If the script is not running in the extension it returns False after the checkthen a native image picker is presented, which also returns raw image data as byte string after picking an image. And since the iPad gained Split View with iOS 9, it became even more convenient for me to double check screenshots, pick the ones I like, and upload them one by one for use in a blog post.
I love everything about this script and how it runs in the extension. Writing about apps and the App Store often, I find myself having to take screenshots of the App Store app on iOS, where descriptions for featured sections and pages are not selectable as text.
Occasionally, the same problem occurs with webpages or apps outside of the App Store — just as an example, last week I had to extract text from a textshot shared by Jack Dorsey on Twitter. Thus, I wanted the process to be fast, automated, and customized to my needs.The Mac went to the day of the dead, so the iPad had to step in. A couple of weeks ago, I opened my Macbook Pro as usual. The keyboard lit up, as usual. Except this time, nothing. There was the quiet sound of the fans going, but nothing.
Oh dear. After a bit more futzing around, I concluded that it was not in the mood to work. But I had work to do, and so I turned to my iPad Pro. That was, as I say, a couple of weeks ago. A few years ago, this would probably have been impossible. Getting along fine. In a number of ways, the iPad is preferable — particularly weight and connectivity.
OK, for the chapters in the book that has been a mixture of iCloud — for the Pages edits of Word documents — and Dropbox, which is where Scrivener, which I used to write it originally, stores documents. I was able to go straight to my iPad and have all the tools I needed. Yes, in May — Cyber Warslooking in detail at seven big hacking incidents: how and why they happened.
You can order it on Amazon. USUK. All lives in iCloud Drive, so will be available when if? You have to use the app. This involves spotting links, selecting content from them, perhaps adding a comment and an image from that link, and then collating all the links together in a specific format using particular HTML formattingand putting those into a timed WordPress post with a Flickr CC-BY licensed picture at the top.
Yes, I know you can do this by setting up a hotspot from your phone to your laptop, but being able to have the device do it on its own is far more satisfying.
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But only itunes Store is on my iPad. I went to iTunes website and only found download for Mac or PC. How do I get iTunes on my iPad?
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I Set up my new iPad Pro without syncing backup from iCloud because there is so much on old iPad that I don't want clogging up my new iPad. I thought I could just go to iTunes on ipad and click on apps, music, photos, video any anything else I want to sinc to new iPad.
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Nov 27, PM in response to cricket34 In response to cricket34 iTunes is installed on the iPad as a default app.In a previous post, I talked about the possibility of using an iPad Pro as your only device if you are a blogger. This time, I want to talk about completely replacing your laptop with an iPad Pro for developers.
Apart from a blogger, I am a developer, writer, musician, and entrepreneur, so I use it for quite a diverse number of things. I have the smart keyboard and I find it really comfortable for typing, even for long periods of time.
Also, it works surprisingly well not just for casual writing, but for source code too. The screen is surprisingly easy on the eyes for prolonged coding sessions too. Its light weight makes it also a winner for digital nomads like me. I love being able to carry all my work with me in such a small, thin device. However, before you decide to replace your laptop with an iPad Pro, there are some things to consider. The answer to this question depends on the technologies and languages you use.
In order to set a convenient development and deployment environment, we need two things, a hosting solution and some tools for our iPad Pro.
Whether you have a website, a SaaS or a web application, you will need a host to store the project and use as deployment platform. If you are a serious developer, I would advice to stay away from shared hosting services like Bluehost or Hostgator. Being in an overcrowded server with a crappy CPanel access is not enough for professional use. I have used Digital Ocean a lot in the past, but I migrated all my servers to Linode.
I am really happy with their services. I would recommend installing a flavor of Linux you feel comfortable with. Then, setup your web service and optionally an email service, secure SSH access, and of course Git. You are good to go! I will write a post in the future on how to prepare and set such working environments for your own projects. However, if eager to do so, contact me and I will try to help!
The dark mode beta is finally here. Change your preferences any time. Stack Overflow for Teams is a private, secure spot for you and your coworkers to find and share information. I will be doing some light-weight traveling in the near future. I will not have any scheduled development work while I'm traveling but may be called on to tweak some Python applications.
For convenience, I'm considering carrying an iPad instead of a Windows computer. The libraries I'm most concerned with are sqlite3, csv, xlrd, openpyxl, cherrypy. Also, pyodbc, although I assume that's out of the question and I wouldn't have a SQL Server instance to talk to anyway. For testing, I would ideally be able to run cherrypy on the iPad and have the browser interact with localhost. All my development work uses Python 2. My question is whether the Python stack and library support on the iPad is sufficient for me to reasonably expect to perform small-scale programming as described.
Please note, I do not want to develop programs that will run on and be distributed for the iPad except for my own use during testingthe target systems are all Windows or Ubuntu systems. Pythonista is a nice Python development environment for the iPad.
It supports most of the Python standard library, as well as some other common Python libraries. However, due to Apple's restrictions, it is not possible to install other libraries. So you won't have all libraries that you need. There is also no support for version control systems. Learn more. Can I develop Python code for other platforms on an iPad? Ask Question.
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Larry Lustig Larry Lustig If it has a text editor you can. Jakob: may have to do some of the work without internet access will be using a wifi iPad, and will not always have access. I have other projects for which I would definitely have to remote in, I can't help those. Active Oldest Votes. Pure-Python modules can be downloaded and will work inside Pythonista. JoshCaswell yes, sort of. There is no UI to download modules, and no setuptools.
There has been some recent hacking on setup tools. I haven't tried it yet but plan to; omz-forums. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Sign up using Facebook. Sign up using Email and Password.
Change your preferences any time. Stack Overflow for Teams is a private, secure spot for you and your coworkers to find and share information. Recently, I've found that the ipad can run python with a special python interpret. But editing the code on ipad is a terrible nightmare.
So how can I push the python code which has been edited completely on PC into the ipad and run it? Email the program to your own e-mail account as text.
Then read the e-mail message on your iPad in any one of several e-mail applications. Cut and paste the text from the e-mail message into the python editor.
The iPad Pro as main computer for programming
Don't cut and paste the code into the interpreter. Then you can't save it, at least not in the current version of Python for IOS. Instead, click on the second icon on the bottom I think that's the icon, my iPad is at home and I'm not home nowto open the editor.
You can save files from the editor using the menu button on the upper right; there's a "save" menu item that allows saving the code to a file on the iPad. I'll be trying this tonight. Sorry for posting this before trying it, but I'm not sure I'll return to this question later. It 'should' work. Famous last words! I know that's not the same as pushing it onto the iPad, and it requires a server and an internet connection, but it's the easiest way.
Pythonista is a great app for python on the ipad. If you use a bluetooth keyboard it can be also easier to digit I use the logitech keyboard and it's great.In the summer ofI wanted to know what it would be like to use an iPad Pro as my main computer.
You can jump right to the TL;DR. This piece is written from the perspective of a backend engineer. Anyone who's used docker for development on OSX knows that while it's a lot of fun and working fine in general, it also tends to make your laptop so hot that it's very uncomfortable to work with no pants on:. So I wondered My laptop is busy enough feeding RAM to Chrome and dedicating all its CPU cycles to displaying ads on webpages with parallax scrolling and videos on auto play.
Why even make that poor little thing also run Docker? Is there another way? Of course there is! Run Docker so far away that it can't possibly fry my thighs! Being an old person, I pretty much spend most of my programming time in the terminal. I use zsh as a shell although I've been interested in elvish latelytmux for window management and neovim as an editor.
I program mostly in ruby, go and node and run everything using Docker. Apart from that, I use Inbox and Slack for communication, a web browser for my googling, dash to look up documentation, 1Password to manage my passwords and Alfred to be fast at all of that.
According to the activities report on rescuetime. And I'm lucky - with the exception of Alfred, all of the applications I rely on are available on iOS more on that further down this page. In conclusion, I guess you can say that my workflow is suited perfectly for this experiment.
I'd be out of luck if I relied on a visual IDE or proprietary software as is the case when you're, say, an iOS developer. For centuries, people have been syncing their dotfiles between machines in order to make their shells and editors behave the same whether they're logged in locally or on a server.
An easy way to do this is to have them in a private git repository that you keep up to date on every machine. This approach, however, only syncs configuration, though give and take a bunch of shell and vim scripts.